Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My First Look

Since I was actually able to sleep in my first class pod, I arrived in Sydney Wednesday morning (where did Tuesday go?) somewhat rested and ready to check things out. Here's a few photos from my walk down to Circular Quay (why it's pronounced "key" I have no idea) and the Botanic Gardens.

Above: A view of the hotel and skyline from Circular Quay.


Above: View of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the Botanic Garden.


Above: View of the Sydney skyline from the Botanic Gardens. The downtown area is referred to as the CBD (central business district).


I guess I'm not the only one who needs this reminder! Driving on the left will take some getting used to.

After touring the Botanic Gardens I was ready to head back to the Shangri-La for a quick rest. My new flip flops had left my feet blistered and my $75 Aussie pedicure (more on that here) smudged. I was wilting in the humidity so it was a relief to plop down in the air conditioned hotel room with my Frommer's guide to Sydney.

2 comments:

M said...

I am so glad you are blogging all of this! Following the Powledges to the land down under will be fun!
-Michelle

Erin said...

That is my building that I work in in the photo of Circular Quay, the blue one, The Gateway! I'm spoiled to look out my window and see the Opera House and Harbour Bridge every day!

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